â€œIn Yiddish thereâ€™s a word for it: bashert. The meaning is something like â€œintendedâ€: the person who was meant for you. Weâ€™re not talking about a soul mate, though modern usage often spins it that way; the original meaning is more complicated. Your basherter wonâ€™t always make you happy, and your life together wonâ€™t always be easy. But thereâ€™s a sense of rightness, of having landed where youâ€™re supposed to be.â€
– Julie Orringer
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